Migration is a regular feature of life in Somalia and the Horn of Africa region. It takes multiple forms and is driven by numerous factors, including personal aspirations, economic exclusion and forced displacement as a consequence of inter-ethnic communal violence or natural disasters.
As part of a regional research series and based specifically on 418 quantitative interviews carried out in 2019, with children and young people in Somalia, this report provides a deeper understanding of their perceptions and feelings around safety, well-being and their protective environments. It also provides a snapshot of their access to services and resources, and their trust in authorities and other service providers in Somalia.
The report concludes by offering policy and programme recommendations that can help rethink child protection approaches for migrant children and young people in Somalia.